Three Rivers community college
Thames CAMPUS††† 574 new london tURnpIkE††† norwich, ct 06360

860-215-9415

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Construction Graphics & Lab

Tuesday 6:00 PM or Thursday 6:00 PM Room D-126

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Three Rivers

ARC K135/L

Instructor:†††† Tuesday Session Rick Staub, AIA, email Staub@pointonearchitects.com

††††† ††††† ††††† ††††† Thursday Session Brian Schuch, email BrianSchuch@gmail.com

††††† ††††† ††††† ††††† Credits: 3,††† Hours: 5,††††† Pre-requisites:† None

 

Course Objective:†††

This course introduces the fundamental concepts of drafting and working drawings for the construction industry, emphasizing set layout and sequencing, sheet image composition, drawing construction, line weights, conventions, symbols and projection. "Drafting" as a means to convey "design intent" and "constructability" to the construction industry is accomplished through the lab portion of this course by the execution of actual drawing types, including architectural, civil, structural, detail, and other drawings.

 

Method:†† Lectures, Demonstrations, Class Discussion and Studio Practice.

 

Text:†† ††††† Construction Graphics, Keith A. Bisharat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Educational Objectives:

Understand drawing intent, sheet composition, and the role of Construction Documents;

Apply proper line weight in the illustration of construction drawings;

Develop quality and consistent stylistic lettering;

Develop a thorough understanding of orthographic projection and other drawing types;

Master the ability to create a basic set of construction drawings that include:

Plan Views

Elevation Views

Cross-section Views

Basic Detailing

Course Requirements:

Students assemble a portfolio, consisting of the various drawings assigned throughout the semester.† Students are expected to work both in class and out of class, to execute the assigned drawings.† The final portfolio is a critical part of the final grade and serves as an important work when transferring to a baccalaureate program.

Supplies:

Students can anticipate having to purchase drawing vellum and drafting supplies.† These will prove useful in the studentís subsequent career in the construction industries.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unit 9† ††††† Building the Plan View

††††† ††††† ††††† Conventions & Methods

 

Unit 10†††† Building the Section

††††† ††††† ††††† Systems Assembly

 

Unit 11†††† Building the Elevation

††††† ††††† ††††† Massing Visual Projection

 

Unit 12†††† Detailing the Views

††††† ††††† ††††† Components & Entourage

 

Unit 13†††† Supporting Graphics

††††† ††††† ††††† Interiors, Schedules, Mechanicals

 

Unit 14†††† Mechanical Graphics

††††† ††††† ††††† Mechanical, Electrical & Plumbing

 

Unit 15†††† Fabrication Graphics

††††† ††††† ††††† Shop Drawings

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Unit 16†††† Final Portfolio

††††† ††††† ††††† Review

Unit 1† ††††† Introduction & Overview

††††† ††††† ††††† The Role and Evolution of Graphics

 

Unit 2† ††††† Drafting Basics

††††† ††††† ††††† Scale, Lettering, Line Weight

 

Unit 3† ††††† Visualization of Plane Geometry

††††† ††††† ††††† Lines, Angles, Shapes & Tangents

 

Unit 4† ††††† Visualization of Plane Geometry

††††† ††††† ††††† Complex Shapes, Descriptive Geometry

 

Unit 5† ††††† Visualization of Solid Geometry

††††† ††††† ††††† Orthographic Projection Basics

 

Unit 6† ††††† Visualization of Solid Geometry

††††† ††††† ††††† Points, Lines, Laminae, Solids & Sections

 

Unit 7† ††††† Visualization of Assembly

††††† ††††† ††††† Conceptualizing & Sketching

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Unit 8† ††††† Visualization of Assembly†††

††††† ††††† ††††† Representation & Methods